I was walking around Old Navy the other day, not really looking for anything in particular; just walking around because I had nothing else to do.
There are always people fixing stuff around the front area of the store, folding clothes, or rearranging the trinkets and other cheap stuff that they leave in the front of the store so you can just add them to your cart on the way to the cash register (smart strategy). Those people are usually very nice and greet you on your way in. There was an older woman that smiled and greeted me on the way in. She looked like a nice person ..until I knocked something off a shelf.
It wasn’t really my fault, the thing was about to fall off with or without my help.
You see, normally when I walk around racks of clothes and I accidentally knock a hanger over, I turn around and pick it up. I have no problem with that. Though I have seen some people knock stuff over and awkwardly walking away. But this was different, I was looking at the assortment of aluminum bottles that are supposedly better for the environment, when I noticed that the pink one was about to fall off the edge of the shelf. As I was reaching for it, the thing fell!
Of course I thought of the severity of this, and even though I’m glad it wasn’t a glass bottle, I still felt like it was a big deal, so I looked behind me to see if anybody had seen the incident, and sure enough there was a person there. It was the nice greeter, except she wasn’t looking very happy. And even though I’m not 100% sure about this, I think I saw her shake her head very slowly.
Very, very slowly.